I wrote this dance in anticipation of a gig with the Portland band, The Wildcats in about 1997. The accordion player, Lanny Martin, had injured his back and it was uncertain whether he would be able to play. The title can be either a lament or a celebration. Lanny recovered enough to play and his back was back in fine form the night of the gig, so Lanny was indeed back.
Duple Improper Contra A1: Gypsy and Swing Neighbor A2: Circle L. 3/4 Sw Part B1: Balance Ring; Women cross by R. Shoulder Balance Ring; Men cross by R. Shoulder B2: Balance Ring: One Petronella Turn Balance Ring: California Twirl w/ Part.